Mylor Writers monthly writing group
Mylor Writers monthly creative writing sessions are an informal and enjoyable way to feed your writing habit, meet people who share your enthusiasm for writing, and gain inspiration. Face to face sessions take place on Saturdays from 10.00am-12 noon, everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Just bring your pen and notebook for an enjoyable and creative Saturday morning. Please respect social distancing and do not attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19, are awaiting the results of a test, or have tested positive.
Dates for face to face sessions in autumn 2021 are: 11 September, 9 October, 6 November, and 11 December, from 10.00am to 12 noon.
These take place in the Ord-Statter Pavilion, Waterings Road, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NH. The Pavilion is on the edge of the playing field. There is level access and a free car park next to the Pavilion and the neighbouring boatyard.
I repeat these sessions on Zoom on the following Wednesday evenings: 15 September, 13 October, 10 November, and 15 December from 7.30pm-9.30pm. If you can’t attend the Saturdays in person these are a great alternative.
The cost is just £8.00 per session.
Contact me here to join the email list and and for details of how to book.
Editorial services and tuition
Editorial services and tutored courses are offered through The Writing Retreat. Prices start from £25.00 for a three-hour workshop and rates are available for bespoke support for your writing projects or training needs.
Writing for health and wellbeing
I offer training for counsellors, volunteers and others working in health and social care, about the benefits of writing for self expression and well being especially in the context of bereavement support. The training can take place in groups of any size from 6 up to 20 or more in some cases. My approach is practical and participatory, with trainees writing and trying out creative techniques for themselves, whilst reflecting on their potential use with clients, and for self-care.
In recent years I’ve provided training in Devon, Scarborough, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Surrey, as well as my home county, Cornwall. I can provide Zoom sessions or face to face with advance planning. Please bear in mind that I’m based in Cornwall and need to build in travel time and costs, so Zoom is a very economical option.
A typical session provides:
- an introduction to writing for wellbeing
- ‘free’ writing and timed or ‘sprint’ writing
- Using poems, pictures and objects as stimulus for writing
- creative ways to capture experiences, remember and reflect on the page
- techniques to use in journal writing
- guidance on ground rules, ethics and self care.
Contact me to ask about a tailored training session for your organisation, staff and volunteers; also for group work with clients including carers groups, bereavement friendship groups and hospice care for patients’ family and friends.
The Writing Retreat
The Writing Retreat is now online, offering courses to help develop your skills as a writer. We hope to resume residential retreats and day-courses in 2022.
Find out more about the retreat and how to book.